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All 19 Muralto Restaurants

Antica Osteria Il Malatesta

Via dei Pescatori 8, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
+41 91 730 15 24
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Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Muralto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
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Europe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

"Wanna eat well, avoid the waterfront" - said Leonardo da Vinci. Or maybe it was my uncle Roger. Anyway, he was right, at least as far as Locarno is concerned. Il malatesta rocks in all respects. The food is good, the ambience is romantic, but not cheesy, the staff is attentive, quick, efficient and responsive. All sums up to a... More

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Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A local friend recommended the Malatesta and consulting tripadvisor confirmed what the local had to say. Very friendly staff and a nice terrace. Inside seating is cosy too. The choice is not the typical Italian. We had fish, filet and desserts and everybody was quietly enjoying the meal. We left the Malatesta knowing we would be back.

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Lausanne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very interesting choices, combining original tastes. We had the fish dishes and it was delicious. First class service. Very nice setting. Highly recommended.

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Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I found this little-bit-hidden place by using trip advisor and were glad we did. We were greeted by the co-owner, Ruben, and shown immediately to an outside table under a very nice pergola, but with a decent view of lake Maggiore . It was pretty busy for a Monday night and the service was great, but not... More

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vicenza
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

r u hungry? need something good? il Malatesta is pure pleasure! nothing else to say.. you gotta try it! :)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food was good. The waiters were friendly would give good advises and spoke several languages (Italian, German, English, French). Nice view, place and decoration. Worth booking in advance.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

like to thank trip advisor as we never would have found this place without it. service great, food incredible grappa made my day. portions not large but with all the little extras you felt you got your money worth. would recommend it to all

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I ve been in this restaurant last Saturday and oh my God! Super!!it s absolutely THE restaurant to discover in Locarno and around! Me and my girlfriend were just been treated like royals by the friendly and super helpfull service. The homemade Ravioli was delicious and the beef filet was just great!! The location is really charm full. We ll... More

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Basel, Minusio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a delicious and creative New Year's Eve dinner here - from fried polenta triangles with cod to scallops to veal, everything was just perfect! The wine selection was also very good, and the service was delightful. There's a beautiful terrace which should be lovely in spring/summer. A definitive YES for Il Malatesta!

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Zug, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Spend a nice evening next to the open fire. The atmosphere is very nice, especially for a romantic couple dinner. Price are Swiss prices - quite expensive Food: small menu, good, but not fantastic, Pricey Wine: small, but good collection. Should have more local wines from Tecino & Italia Service: Friendly and active

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